Adaptive & Morphogenetic City Research Laboratory

Cocho-Bermejo A., Birgonul Z., Navarro-Mateu D.

36th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2018, Łódź, Poland, 19 - 21 September 2018, vol.2, pp.659-668 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • City: Łódź
  • Country: Poland
  • Page Numbers: pp.659-668
  • Keywords: Building Information Modelling, Evolutionary Algorithms, Internet of Things, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Morphogenetic Urban Design, Smart City
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: No


``Smart City'' business model is guiding the development of future metropolises. Software industry sales to town halls for city management services efficiency improvement are, these days, a very profitable business. Being the model decided by the industry, it can develop into a dangerous situation in which the basis of the new city design methodologies is decided by agents outside academia expertise. Drawing on complex science, social physics, urban economics, transportation theory, regional science and urban geography, the Lab is dedicated to the systematic analysis of, and theoretical speculation on, the recently coined ``Science of Cities'' discipline. On the research agenda there are questions arising from the synthesis of architecture, urban design, computer science and sociology. Collaboration with citizens through inclusion and empowerment, and, relationships ``City-Data-Planner-Citizen'' and ``Citizen-Design-Science'', configure Lab's methodology provoking a dynamic responsive process of design that is yet missing on the path towards the real responsive city.